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minicomputers

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Facebook's one small step for mankind

commentary The announcement of Facebook Home may not signal the end of the infuriating relationship people have with the technology they use. But it's a move in the right direction.

By Apr. 6, 2013

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Tom West of 'Soul of a New Machine' dead at 71

West was the star of perhaps the best book ever written about project development. He also helped lead one of the key companies of the minicomputer, and then Unix, eras.

By May. 21, 2011

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Why I had it all wrong about Boston's high-tech scene

commentary A Silicon Valley reporter returns to Massachusetts with a bad attitude about the commonwealth's tech market. The locals happily inform him he can pound sand.

By Jun. 17, 2012

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Ken Olsen, founder of DEC, dead at 84

An important figure in computing history, Olsen founded and led Digital Equipment Corporation, the firm most associated with the minicomputer era.

By Feb. 7, 2011

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Raspberry Pi $25 computers ready to go February 20

Charitable organization hopes credit card-size system can train a new generation of programmers worldwide.

By Feb. 7, 2012

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Software lives forever

Critical business systems modernize slowly. If it isn't broken, it's rarely fixed.

By Feb. 18, 2010

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In green tech, debate over singles versus home runs

Green-tech startups are splitting between those which swing for the fences and others who just try to hit safely but there's a need for both types to foster innovation.

By Sep. 28, 2011

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What would happen if Moore's Law did fizzle?

An end to the guiding principle of chip development would come with a whimper, not a bang. That would give us time to prepare -- and to make improvements in other areas.

By Oct. 15, 2012

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CEO: Intel-powered smartphones arriving this year

The chipmaker has been trying to penetrate the mobile device market for years. Paul Otellini says Intel-powered smartphones will finally arrive for real in 2011.

By Feb. 16, 2011

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Survey: Consumers smitten with smartphones

Once a device solely for the corporate crowd, the smartphone has taken off among consumers, who love the iPhone and its ilk--but not necessarily their providers.

By Sep. 30, 2009